A project of UNITED WAY OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY
Friends of Friends work together to raise funds for programs in Otter Tail County that end hunger for children, adults and seniors.
Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger in Otter Tail County started in 2008 with a hope to make an impact within our local community. In Year 1 we found a giving, compassionate and involved community who helped raise $23,000 for the seven Otter Tail County food shelves. In Year 2, we exceeded expectations by raising $62,000 for the seven Otter Tail County food shelves. Now in Year 5, we are branching out with the help of our financial giving partner, United Way of Otter Tail County and the Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative. Besides providing funds to the local food shelves, we are raising funds for the Otter Tail County Feeding Backpack program. This program is designed to provide nutritious and easy-to-prepare food for children likely at-risk of hunger to take home and consume on the weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. The distribution of food is anonymous and discreet, providing nutrition in easily accessible and safe environments.